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Railroad spike from Treblinka concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 2004.705.2

Rail screw spike used for the railways at Treblinka concentration and extermination camp in Poland. Rail screws secure timber railway ties for railroad tracks. Treblinka was located about fifty miles north of Warsaw on the main Warsaw-Bialystok railroad line. A forced labor camp was established there in November 1941 by the SS and the German police authorities of the Generalgouvernement in German controlled Poland. In July 1942, Treblinka II, a killing center, was built near the village of Wolka Okraglik along the Malkinia-Siedlce railway line. The Germans built a rail spur to connect the two camps. Nearly 1 million Jews were killed at Treblinka II before it was closed in the fall of 1943. As Soviet troops moved into the area in late July 1944, camp authorities shot the remaining prisoners and evacuated the camp.

Date
approximately 1941-1943  (use)
Geography
found : Treblinka (Concentration camp); Treblinka (Poland)
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Category
Fasteners
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Robert L. White
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:22
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